The physical benefits of playing sport are quite easy to see, but a variety of social benefits of playing sports are often over looked. Participation in sports can help your child’s social development in so many ways. We take a look at some of the most important benefits.
Making friends – Getting involved in sports from a young age is a great way for your child to interact with their peers. Kids like to feel like they are a part of a team and that they fit in.
Self Confidence – Physical activity enhances a child’s emotional wellbeing. It provides an outlet for self-expression and provides them with a sense of achievement. Exercise releases endorphins, which make your child feel better and improves their mood. It also helps them concentrate and feel mentally sharp for the tasks at hand.
Teamwork – The cooperation and teamwork skills a child learns from participation in sports are instrumental in a child’s social development. Being able to work well with others will not only benefit them on the field, but in the classroom and all other aspects of their lives. Patience and understanding are also important skills learned from playing a team sport.
Soccajoeys programs are set in a fun and nurturing environment, aimed at introducing kids to the early learning principles of children’s soccer, along with increasing their physical and social development.